posted on Oct, 15 2007 @ 07:03 AM
The thing w/ caffeine dependence is once you break the spell and get thru the two days of death headaches, that's it, you're free. I like
coffee/green tea, sure the latter is good for me and not addictive which is how I try to arrange my week. No coffee all week, should I *need* some,
soy milk and no sugar -- and green teas all week. On weekends, I usually get a latte or two w/ skim milk since the soy mix, to me, is waaaaay too
It's sickening how Coke/Pepsi has capitalized on this market for decades. That is a good search, when HFCS was put in the drink(s). Either way,
coffee is better for you (high in antioxidants) then SODA any day of the week.
And yes, any sugar(s) are cause for alarm w/ being overweight. I am in-shape but don't touch sugars unless they're natural. There's a couple
more, that I'm aware of, food conspiracies out there but these seem to be the worse.
What better a day, then Monday morning to try and kick that SODA habit, even if you *need* the caffeine, try to reduce/replace it w/ GREEN TEAS or
even coffee until you can get a new routine worked out -- it's worth it for your health and mentality in the long run.
Edit: also, if you're in need of energy for fatigue, the best herbal remedy is WHEATGRASS shots or tablets/pills. The shots can account for almost
two days of needed green vegetables and the energy produced can keep you active all day. Any juicer sells them and for those w/ chronic fatigue, try
the tablet/pills for longer-acting relief.
I used to have to work long hours and more 'work' w/ a musical group by night, wheatgrass was the cure to keep me going in those days. Plus, it
doesn't have any dependence/caffeine side effects. Warning: the 'juice' shot has a, um, specific taste -- some actually don't mind it, me, I get
the gag reflex but I have a light stomach that can't handle anything, even two to three beers gets me ill.
[edit on 15-10-2007 by anhinga]